Our employment specialist Stephen Smith has featured in today's edition of The Herald following a statement on legal aid from the Law Society of Scotland.
A COT3 Agreement is a legally binding agreement which is drafted by ACAS once parties have agreed to settle an Employment Tribunal claim. These agreements can be drafted during the course of Early Conciliation, that is before any claim has been lodged with an Employment Tribunal, or in the course of settlement discussions after a claim has been raised.
It is now compulsory for all Claimants who are considering making a claim at the Employment Tribunal against their previous employers to complete an Early Conciliation form. This is part of a new scheme which introduced in April 2014 to encourage resolution between parties before it reaches the stage of a claim.
Contact details for more than 70 bodies responsible for investigating whistleblowing allegations have been published online by the UK Government. The law on whistleblowing offers protection to employees but only if they make allegations in a responsible manner to the proper body.
SCOTLAND’S police force has reversed its policy of rejecting officers who are colour-blind after The Glasgow Law Practice began a legal challenge.
Nurses and midwives who trained outside Europe will have to pass tests before they are allowed to practice in the UK.
WHISTLEBLOWERS who risk their careers to uncover wrongdoing within public services are being victimised by managers who nearly always escape sanction, according to a new report by MPs.
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